Natixis CIB Americas Names Aitor Álava as Head of Global Infrastructure & Projects—Latin America
Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) Americas announced today the appointment of Aitor Álava as Head of Global Infrastructure & Projects (GIP)—Latin America. Mr. Álava replaces Pascal Soldaini, who was named Head of GIP—Middle East, Turkey, Africa and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) for Natixis in Paris.
Mr. Álava has more than 13 years of diverse project finance experience, on the banking, developer, consultancy, and construction sides. He joined Natixis’ GIP—Latin America team in 2013 after having headed Project Finance Spain & Portugal for Natixis since September 2011. Prior to joining Natixis, Mr. Álava was Deputy Head, Project Finance Spain & Portugal at BNP Paribas and, earlier, Director, Global Export and Project Finance Iberia at Fortis Bank. He has also worked at Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, Andersen Consulting, and OHL. Mr. Álava holds a Masters in Public Services and Infrastructure Management from Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos Canales y Puertos de Madrid and a BA Civil Engineer from Universidad Politécnica Madrid. Mr. Álava is a CFA charterholder.